Domestic violence is, understandably, just another aspect of family law to many family law attorneys. When domestic violence proceedings don’t differ from other legal proceedings, questions revolve around legal processes, petitions and court filings.
At the Albuquerque, New Mexico, family law and domestic violence law firm of Carpenter & Associates, we see domestic violence differently. Firm lawyer Josh Carpenter is a former police officer and has seen firsthand the fear, danger and heartache that domestic violence can bring. When we handle a domestic violence case, our questions include “Do you feel safe?”, “Have you been harmed?”, “Are your children okay?” and “What would it take to create a safe environment for your family?”.
Experienced Help From An Attorney And Former Law Enforcement Official
We can provide aggressive legal help to ensure that battered spouses and children receive the protection they need. We can file an order of protection to have a restraining order put in place, giving you exclusive use of your home and creating a safe place for you and your family.
If your spouse, partner or former spouse contests the order of protection, we can investigate your claim fully to create a preponderance of evidence directing the court to provide the legal protection you need. It is difficult to obtain lasting protection in a “he said, she said” scenario. We can work to gather evidence so that protection lasts even when challenged.
If your spouse, partner or former spouse has filed an order of protection against you, we can represent you if you feel the order is unjust. An order of protection following charges of domestic violence can lead to employment problems and the loss of passports and state licenses and certifications, and can also affect your immigration status. An order can also result in the loss of your right to own weapons. We are experienced in both support and fighting orders of protection in instances of domestic violence and alleged domestic violence. For more information, contact a lawyer at our office for a no-charge discussion of your case and concerns.
If you have questions regarding domestic violence and orders of protection, contact us for answers and experienced legal help. We provide free initial consultations, accept credit cards, charge competitive rates, speak Spanish and are conveniently located next to the courthouse in downtown Albuquerque in the Bank of the West building at 500 Marquette.Contact us online , or call our office at 505-243-0065.